Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gun makers' exodus benefits Tennessee

Come on down where they actually want jobs in this country.

For more than a century, the stretch of New England along the Connecticut River has been known as "Gun Valley" for its heavy concentration of firearms manufacturers.

"The gun industry was founded in New Haven, Conn., by Eli Whitney even before he made his cotton gin," said Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the U.S. firearms industry. "There are companies all up and down the Connecticut River that make guns, ammunition, parts and supplies."

Today, though, communities stretching from Massachusetts to New York are rapidly losing much of that lucrative manufacturing base, in part because increased gun control legislation — prompted most recently by the Newtown, Conn., school shooting — has put the region's firearms industry in the crosshairs.

UK store says sorry for "Fat Girl Slim" Line of Products.

Marks and Spencer has been criticised for selling a range of body toning creams called ‘Fat Girl Slim’.

The products, including anti-cellulite cream and a stomach-toning gel called ‘six-pack’, have been accused of targeting 'insecure women' by campaigners in Brighton, West Sussex.

M&S insisted the name, which is by independent firm Bliss, was simply a light-hearted play on the name of DJ Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook.

Central American leaders to Obama: We are working on plan to stop migration.

bet you it comes with a price tag that Americans have to pay for in the end.

Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally.

The presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala met with Obama at the White House on Friday as Washington struggles to find a solution to what many consider a humanitarian crisis.

The influx this year of tens of thousands of child immigrants, many unaccompanied, has become a partisan flashpoint on the already divisive issue of reforming a U.S. immigration system that all sides agree is broken.

Obama and Presidents Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador issued a statement that reiterated "our commitment to prevent families and children from undertaking this dangerous journey and to work together to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration."

Spider-Man punches NYC Cop, can't make bail.

These street performers have become a menace in times square and should be banned or licensed.

The Spider-Man panhandler who mouthed off before punching a rookie NYPD cop in Times Square was speechless Sunday at his arraignment on felony charges.

Junior Bishop, 25, who traded his skin-tight Spidey costume for sloppy green scrubs for his appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court, was charged with assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
The web-slinging deadbeat from Brooklyn allegedly tried to shake down tourists for $10 a picture just before 2 p.m. Saturday and was caught on camera slugging Officer Eduardo Molina – who had confronted the superhero about the ridiculous prices – at least twice before he was cuffed.

“He punched an officer in the face and body when [the officer] tried to give him a summons,” said prosecutor Samantha Schlott.

Obama to Netanyahu: It's Time for a Cease-Fire

The idea that Israel should stop because they have better tech/training despite the fact Hamas has turned Gaza into a terrorist and rocket launching pad is kinda ridiculous.

In a phone call today, President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States is growing more concerned about the rising Palestinian death toll and the worsening humanitarian conditions in Gaza. The White House said Obama reiterated that Israel has a right to defend itself and condemned Hamas rocket attacks that have killed Israelis, but pushed for an immediate cease-fire.

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM

Terrible, at this point it should be a kill on sight order for all members.

Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said.

A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, and five members of his family were also kidnapped in a separate attack on his home.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Boko Haram, an Islamist group which made international headlines with the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks. Cameroon has deployed troops to its northern region, joining international efforts to combat the militants.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The day commentators argued for Pedophilia and Incest as misunderstood concepts.

That day was July 13th, 2014 and it starts off innocently enough by the poster.

Now her argument that putting them with being gay is a horrible deal.
Judge: Incest, Pedophilia More Acceptable, Just Like Being Gay
Kat Callahan
Filed to: HORRIBLE
Yesterday 10:00pm
An Australian judge is receiving a great amount of criticism for comments claiming that incest and pedophilia will become more acceptable over time just like gay rights.
District Court Judge Garry Neilson was caught on tape offering his view that just as same-sex relationships were once considered socially unacceptable, sexual contact between adults and children or siblings may no longer be regarded by society as unnatural or taboo.

Frankly, the whole diatribe is just plain bizarre, its obvious insensitivity and offensiveness put aside. Even if the judge sees no issue with adult incestuous relationships and can make an argument because of adult faculties of judgement, that has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the defendant was at the time of the first series of rapes 17 years old, and his sister was not yet out of primary school. There is no possible argument here that would make consent even remotely possible. So why even offer these comments as an aside?

This is apparently not news to those who know Neilson's record, either. The judge has also given a reduced sentence to a 55-year-old rapist of his 15 and 16 year old niece because he did not ejaculate inside of her nor "treat her roughly."

But at least there has been a government response. New South Wales Attorney-General Brad Hazzard is calling for Neilson's removal.

Then the commentators jump in where it starts going sideways in record time. first argument is about the age and if its consenting adults, who cares.

Everything gets clarified quickly.

and as you go down the comment thread, people make sure what they think of this argument by the judge in the OP and perhaps the comments before them? But whatever the middle of the thread was a resounding rejection by the open minded crowd of pedos, incent and other assorted taboo stuff.

But someone points out.

Then the "but wait a minute" crowd arrives..

and the inevitable happens as it always does in a Jezebel comment section. Those people show up.

At this point you should just shut the browser down and take a shower but its a train wreck to see if there are other commentators on jezebel that will post something above along that same kind of thinking.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Broward Public Defenders fired for comments over Palestinians celebrating death of three Israeli teen boys

Don' know if they were reacting to the three finger celebration that went on social media among Muslims when the kidnapping happened. But interesting to see the head guy basically grovelling on what should be a straight up and down question of firing.

Two assistant public defenders were terminated Tuesday for Facebook posts calling Palestinians cockroaches and swine. (Click here for a memory refresher.)

Bruce Raticoff and Gary Sheres both lost their jobs Tuesday morning, Public Defender Howard Finkelstein said.

"Time for us to learn and grow and draw the line in the sand firmly that as public defenders we have a higher calling and we cannot engage in hate speech that interferes with the mission of this office which is equal justice for all,'' Finkelstein said in an email.

The remarks from the two mens' Facebook accounts last week were in response to an article posted on someone's Facebook page, that claimed Palestinians were celebrating the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teen boys. The killings were blamed on Islamic militant group Hamas.

Someone forwarded the postings to the Sun Sentinel.

"They are the filthy swine they don't eat. Their ignorance to the world bewilders the dumbest people I have ever met," Sheres posted, explaining later that he meant only the Palestinians who murder people or celebrate in murders.

A bit later, a comment came from the account of Raticoff: "That's why the Palestinian people are considered the cockroaches of the world. Reprehensible and despicable with utter disregard for civility and humanity. Burn them to the ground."

This is where Finkelstein seems to be doing a bit of theater to show his concern.

At a staff meeting on Tuesday, employees at the public defenders' office in the Broward County Courthouse sat grim-faced as they learned the news about their colleagues.

Finkelstein said he'd warned the staff six times in meetings about the dangers of posting commentary on social networks that could backfire.

He repeatedly mentioned a Palestinian employee, Lubna Abualown, an assistant public defender who put a human face on the Facebook comments. Her parents are from the West Bank, and her husband from the Gaza Strip.

She was upset by the postings. Nevertheless, he said she argued for their jobs, Finkelstein told her co-workers.

In the audience, Abualown started crying.

But later, she took to the stage, she said that those who use hate speech are "condoning the violence that is associated with that hate.''

Abualown said that "words are very powerful. As lawyers, I think as lawyers we all know that. Words can make you feel like you're on top of the world and in the same breath can bring you crashing down and make you question who you are.''

Now knowing Broward politics watch for the subtle backlash against those who got the defenders fired.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bindi Irwin wants girls to dress their age, gets attacked by topless twitter feminist Caitlin Stasey

What is controversial about what she said?

The teen daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin said in a recent interview with News Corp Australia that she is "a big advocate for young girls dressing their age."

"I mean, for me, I look around at a lot of young girls that are my age and they're always trying to dress older," said Irwin, who turns 16 on July 24. "Whether it's wearing revealing clothes or hardly wearing any clothes at all, I feel really bad for them."
Irwin, who has picked up the wildlife conservation advocacy legacy of her father and grew up at the Australia Zoo, said she considers herself to be an old soul who "loves a cup of tea and a good book."

And while Irwin said her own personal style is evolving from her trademark khakis to more fashionable fare, she keeps it simple and conservative.

I am all for people dressing how they want but if you are a teen girl and you dress like a thot, you get treated like a thot.

Same goes for boys who dress with their underwear showing and acting the fool. Dress and act like ghetto trash, you get treated like ghetto trash.

But Bindi gets attacked by some aussie actress (Caitlin Stasey ) no one has ever heard of before to make a name for herself.

“Women should be able to make decisions about what they want (to wear) without being judged,” she said. “Caitlin is right to say we have to take responsibility for what we do, and we don’t need other people passing judgment.”

Her latest Tweets sparked national debate this week when she took on Bindi Irwin, who urged young women to wear less revealing clothes.

“Open letter to bindi, in ten years you’ll wish you stood beside your shared sex rather than be proud you belittled their choices & agency,” she posted on Twitter.

Let me be clear, I love the hoes, hoes make the world go around and without them men wouldn't realize which woman you want to spend the rest of your life without being with them. I am all for dressing how you want and what makes you feel great. But to say people can't judge you? Who made you god and decided what is right or wrong.

You keep taking topless shots on twitter and people will judge you. That is how life works. Attacking a 15 year old telling other teens not to dress like a thot, that just makes you an asshole.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Daily Gawker "DIE WHITE PEOPLE DIE" for 06/25/2014

Its sort of scary if you do a search on jezebel and gawker with certain words how freely almost all the writers imply they want white people dead.

Jordan Sargent
The downside now is that the Washington football team's mere existence means directly offending an entire swath of people who have suffered more than enough injustices at the hands of white assholes.

Dan Snyder is both one of the most hands-on owners in the NFL and one of the worst. He is revered only by white sycophants and people who look up to white sycophants. This is a class of people that is dying.

Somali-Americans leave homes, friends in Minnesota to fight alongside ISIS jihadis

If they try to come back, arrest them and send them to jail. No need for these types of jihadists coming anywhere near America.

As many as 15 Somali-American men have left their homes in Minnesota in recent months to travel to the Middle East and join up with ISIS, the jihadist army at war with Syria and Iraq, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

The fighters appear to have made the decision to go fight with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant while the terror group was fighting to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, but some may now be in Iraq, where the marauding group is seeking to topple Baghdad.

"A Muslim has to stand up for [what's] right," Abdirahmaan Muhumed told MPR News through a series of Facebook messages dating back to the beginning of the year. "I give up this worldly life for Allah."

ISIS, an Iraq-based, Al Qaeda-linked terror group, poured into Syria as rebels known as the Free Syrian Army fought to overthrow Assad. But ISIS’s ferocious brutality, especially toward Christians, quickly caused a rift with the Syrian rebels. Now, the group appears bent on establishing an Islalamic caliphate, or nation under strict Islamic law, spanning the two nations.

chelsea massachusetts schools overwhelmed by illegal immigrant students.

The one upside is the blue states are going to be pummelled by illegal students which will drive up their budget costs.

The national immigration crisis on the United States’ southern border is now impacting Massachusetts.
Tens of thousands of children have come across the border on their own in the past year. Many of them are now finding their way to communities around Boston.

Chelsea is ground zero for this wave of children, many undocumented immigrants, coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
“There’s been a dramatic increase for us from January of this year through the closing of schools which was last week,” says Chelsea Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Bourque.

Schools in this city are bursting at the seams. At the start of this past school year, Chelsea had 5500 students. They ended with 6200. 285 of those new students came from outside the country. While another 75 arrived through Texas and Arizona, home to the crowded detention centers where the children are being housed as they cross.

“It’s a big strain in terms of being able to address the needs without knowing ahead of time that those will be the needs,” Bourque says.

Baltimore City Mayor Speaks Out Against ‘Knockout Game’ -

Didn't Gawker say this game didn't exist and it was all racist propaganda?

After two recent “knockout games” left several people in Baltimore injured, the city’s mayor has decided to speak out.

WNEW Annapolis Bureau Chief Karen Adams reports that Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is disgusted by the attacks and says they are not a game.

“They don’t understand the consequences,” Rawlings-Blake said. “If you knock someone out, you could think its a joke and you’ll hurt somebody – that person could die. And then your life is ruined for some stupidity that you and your friends think is fun. It’s just not worth it.”

Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that adults in the city can help to prevent these crimes by being more involved in the lives of children who may be roaming the streets.

This comes days after two incidents that police believe are connected to the knockout game, which involves a group of people trying to knock someone out with a single punch.

Illegal Immigrant Mother: ‘All Children Need To Do Is Hand Themselves Over To The Border Patrol’

and they ain't leaving anytime soon.

The belief that women and children can safely surrender to authorities the moment they set foot in the U.S. has changed the calculus of tens of thousands of parents who no longer worry about their children finishing the dangerous trip north through Mexico with a potentially deadly multiday hike through the desert Southwest.

“The United States is giving us a great opportunity because now, with this new law, we don’t have to try to cross the desert where so many people die. We can hand ourselves over directly to the authorities,” Gladys said, adding that she hopes to become a doctor.

The smiling teenager with long black hair said she was more excited about seeing her mother again than she was scared about the trip. Her mother said she was aware of the dangers but finally decided the risk was worth it after five years apart.
Reached by phone at home, the mother said she decided to send for her daughter because “if she gets across she can stay here, that’s what you hear.”

“Now they say that all children need to do is hand themselves over to the Border Patrol,” said the mother, who declined to provide her name because she is in the U.S. illegally.

ABCNEWS - More Than 50% of illegal Immigrant Minors Remain in US

and they ain't leaving anytime soon.

More than 50 percent of undocumented immigrant children who come into the U.S. remain in this country, an Obama Administration official told ABC News today.

At the moment, there is a backlog of more than 300,000 unaccompanied minor cases awaiting a decision on deportation due to a shortage of immigration judges and courts. It takes approximately 3-5 years to adjudicate each case.

During testimony today in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Tom Homan, the Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations with ICE testified about the reality of the backlog problem.

“I can say that every unaccompanied child and every family unit member are served with NTAs (Notice to Appear in immigration court) and … there’s a lack of immigration judges and some of these hearings take years. ”

In fact, while 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended entering the United States illegally last year, only 1800 minors were sent back to their home countries.